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Southampton boss Hasenhuttl: We need a No6; Boufal can go

Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl admits Sofiane Boufal is up for sale.

Hasenhuttl also revealed that new signing Mohammed Salisu is still working towards reaching full match fitness having been left out of the 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday.

When asked when fans can expect to see Salisu in action, Hasenhttul said: "It's difficult to say. We know that he's got some issues and it'll take some time but he's working with the physios so let's have a look at when he's back.

On bringing in reinforcements, the Austrian added: "The market is open and we know that we lost a No 6. We need alternatives and we can be sure that we're looking for one.

"We know our limits but we'll have a look. We know our squad is not the biggest one and we have a lot of young players in our squad but we do need alternatives in some positions."

When asked about the future of Sofiane Boufal, who was omitted from the match-day squad, Hasenhttul said: "We have one or two players who could move on and Sofiane is one of them."

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